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April 14, 2005

Why Oh Why Aren't I a Better Proofreader?

Why oh why is it only after I have sent somebody off to make 200 copies of a document that I become a competent proofreader?

My father believes that one should leave typos in one's galleys uncorrected. It is a law of nature that when one opens the printed version the first thing one will see will be a mistake. If you leave the typos alone, the first thing one will see will be a typo. If you correct the typos, the first thing one will see will be a truly horrible and inexcusable substantive error...

Posted by DeLong at April 14, 2005 05:33 PM